In its first-ever video message in Hebrew, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has sent out a threat that “not one Jew will remain in Jerusalem,” amid recently escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
But the video, released on Friday, has so far failed to attract official Israeli attention – in contrast to Israel’s previous persistent finger-pointing at ISIS.
Israeli officials have now noticeably diverted their attention to a deadly surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence, predominantly in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. Have Israeli concerns over ISIS now taken a back seat?
Israel and ISIS’s aligned hatred
ISIS video earlier this year threatened to overthrow Hamas in Gaza. (YouTube)
Less of a threat?
Israeli soldiers and policemen take position during clashes with Palestinians near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Reuters)